Monday, October 20, 2014

You Are Not Alone



I wanted this sketch to be of a white-faced Michael Jackson to go with the title, which happens to be a 90s song, to be interpreted any way you see fit. It's not a finished drawing, more like an idea for a painting.

Btw, now that the ALF is closing I'm going back to college to add a few things to my résumé while keeping an eye open for work. It's odd but a lot of my friends and family members are also job hunting and not just here in Miami. I am not alone. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Every Time You Go Away



Here is my Sunday Sketch inspired by one of my favorite 80s songs. It reminds me of all the traveling my husband used to do in the hotel industry and how much I missed him whenever he left town. You know how young love is; you don't think you can last a whole weekend apart and surprisingly you still manage to breathe, eat and sleep...and all this without cell phones! How did we do it?? 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Purple Rain



Here's an interesting short story about Prince:

He says he was born "epileptic" and as a kid suffered from seizures, until one day. He went up to his mother and said, "Mom, I'm not going to be sick anymore." When she asked why he said, "An angel told me so."

I think that angel's been around him a long time.

PS - Linking this post to PPF because purple paint, no matter how little, is still color and it counts. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Uptown Girl



The song by Billy Joel reminds me of his relationship with Christie Brinkley, however, it was written for his ex-girlfriend, Elle Macpherson.

How he ended up with two supermodels back to back is one of the unsolved mysteries of the 80s.

Monday, October 13, 2014

These Dreams



Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of the rock band, Heart, recorded some great songs in the 80s and this was one of my favorites. It was romantic in a cool girl sort of way.

Speaking of dreams, my husband was fighting with an intruder in one of his last night and I had to stop the fight sometime after midnight when he woke me up with his noises. I don't think I dream out loud like that. It's a little freaky.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thriller



My Sunday Sketch was inspired by Michael Jackson's 1982 album. She's one of the dancers. 

Back in the 80s, my boyfriend and I were part of a group that was scheduled to dance to the song for a party at his high school, but got there when it was just about over. I'll never forget trying to run in heels through a busy parking lot while hearing "Thriller..." blaring from the auditorium. Crazy, fun times.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Caribbean Queen



This island woman has some graphite, colored pencil, Sharpie paint, ink spray and a little webbing spray thrown on her. She's no Jack Sparrow, but she can definitely hold her own.

Happy Saturday, my friends! Enjoy this beautiful autumn weather while it lasts. Have I told you "it's the most wonderful time of the year" in Miami? I love October...almost as much as November...and a little less than December.

Time to bring out the boots, it's almost 70° out there!